Neighborhood Find of the Week: One of the more underrated benefits of living in New York City is that people put the craziest stuff out on the sidewalk and the sanitation department will haul it away (this is how we got rid of the ugliest couch in the world without hauling fees!). That is, unless some treasure hunter snatches it up first. It also means you sometimes find great entertainment when you come across others’ disposed items. When I saw this person’s psychology journals waiting for the recycling I kept thinking, “Got Issues?”
Now, on to things you are interested in….
Apparently there is some sort of Occupy Advent event taking over the web because Pinterest is inundated with ideas. These are a few worth checking out:
- snug.studio has a picture of a road on a wall surrounded by little advent houses. I can’t describe it. Just visit the post. (It’s in
DanishGerman, but that’s okay.)
- NurtureStore has 24 printable jokes for advent. Genius! This is what we’re doing this year.
- Advent is traditionally celebrated by lighting candles each Sunday rather than by eating a tiny piece of chocolate 24 days in a row. I love these kid-made advent candle holder covers at Pysselbolaget. (It’s a Swedish site, but directions are in English.)
- These free, printable advent calendar buildings at Mr. Printables are both colorful and modern… if you have the time to put them together.
Blog of the Week: Co-hosting The Children’s Bookshelf has afforded me the opportunity to discover new blogs. Moms Gone Global, dedicated to raising globally-aware, enlightened kids is one of them. Her post, How Community Gardens Can Help Kids Go Global, reminded me why I love being part of a community garden.
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